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South Africa’s state capture commission nears its end after four years. Was it worth it?

South Africa’s state capture commission nears its end after four years. Was it worth it?

SOUTH AFRICA’S judicial commission into state capture, known as the Zondo Commission, recently handed over the fourth part of its voluminous and scathing findings to President Cyril Ramaphosa. As a fact-finding commission, it had to determine if there were facts that were relevant for prosecutorial purposes related to “state capture” and corruption during the reign of former president Jacob Zuma. The commission was recommended by the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in November 2016 to complete her “State of Capture” report. Now at the end of its four-year-long investigation, how can the commission be assessed? Author DIRK KOTZE, Professor in…
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Humanitarian disaster at South Africa’s borders on Christmas eve

Humanitarian disaster at South Africa’s borders on Christmas eve

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER A humanitarian crisis is unfolding at South Africa’s borders with Zimbabwe and Mozambique where hundreds of people - including children - have spent four days in kilometres long queues, trying to get home for Christmas. Unconfirmed reports claimed that a Zimbabwean woman died between Musina and the Beit Bridge border, whilst waiting to cross.  South African non-governmental organisations yesterday called for the provision of water, food and sanitation services to the stranded Zimbabweans and Mozambicans who face the threat of spending Christmas on the road, between home and their places of employment. The long queues of trucks…
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